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    THE ongoing impact of COVID-19 is putting people’s workout routines in a spin, with eight in 10 Americans admitting they’ve had more reasons for not working out since the start of the pandemic, according to new research. A new study of 2,000 adults found that for 61 percent, pandemic-related restrictions at local gyms, such as mask requirements, made working out less comfortable. 2A new study has revealed that people have gotten used to a more sedentary life after the pandemicCredit: Getty Another 53 percent reported gym closings and the same amount said they’ve gotten used to a more sedentary lifestyle.  Overall, 67 percent tend to put off exercise, with millennials the most likely to do so (73 percent). Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Les Mills ahead of National Fitness Day, results also looked into the reasons that 48 percent have felt deterred from reaching their fitness goals.  Read More Covid-19 StoriesSTRAINED Woman catches Covid TWICE in three weeks in fastest known case of reinfectionOMI-GONE Covid cases at lowest level since June as outbreak shrinks without restrictions Some people cited concerns...
    TIMING is everything when it comes to cultivating a robust, full, and healthy lawn. When and how you cut your grass matters – and once you've figured out a routine, maintaining an enviable yard will feel like clockwork. 4A landscape expert shared five strategies for maintaining a lush green lawnCredit: Getty 4The time of day you mow your lawn has a big impact on its appearanceCredit: Getty Ryan Eilermann, the Senior Director of Marketing at Spectracide Lawn & Garden, told Martha Stewart Living that keeping your lawn looking lush is easier than it seems. Follow these five directions for a showstopping front lawn that will wow neighbors all spring and summer long. BE AN EARLY BIRD Mowing your lawn in the afternoon doesn't just wear you out and leave you sweating. When the sun is at its highest, heading out with your lawnmower can result in long-term damage and dehydration to your grass. READ MORE ABOUT GARDENINGPATH TO SUCCESS 7 top tips to create a cheap garden pathway on your lawn with NO diggingTOP TIP I'm a gardening expert -...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It was a year ‘Nova Nation will never forget. An incredible season that included a Big East Conference title and making a March Madness Final Four run has ended with the retirement of head coach Jay Wright. The unexpected retirement left fans and most of the sports world speechless on Wednesday night — and by Friday, Wright was holding his retirement press conference. READ MORE: Sixers Joel Embiid May Have Torn Ligament In Thumb, But He Will Play Through Injury, Report SaysWright says he didn’t feel like he was at his best during the past NCAA basketball season, despite leading his team to a Big East title and to the Final Four. CBS3’s Pat Gallen was with Villanova from Pittsburgh, to San Antonio, and finally to New Orleans. He jokes that he spent more time talking to Jay last month than his own wife. The two sat down Friday morning for one last chat. Pat: Congrats, how long did it take to make the decision? Were tears shed?Wright: There was a point during the middle of...
    (CNN)You are walking slowly through a forest with birds gently chirping around you. The wind glides through the trees, and you bend down to scoop up some earth, noticing the aroma. Relaxed yet?That sensory experience is an example of a forest bath, a practice that has been shown in about 20 studies to improve mental and physical health, and it has become a prescribed treatment for stress-related conditions in Japan, according to Kirsten McEwan, an associate professor and research psychologist at the University of Derby in the United Kingdom.Spending any time in nature is a great way to improve your mental health, and the ideal amount of time is about 120 minutes a week, said health and environmental psychologist Mathew White, a senior scientist at the University of Vienna. That may sound like a lot, but you don't have to do it all at once."Just having those micro moments of life in nature, whether it is just 5 or 10 minutes a day building up to that 120 minutes, it all has massive benefit," McEwan said.Read MoreForest bathing can add...
    A RECENT bride has revealed the simple trick that she claimed made her wedding day stress-free. The best part is it costs no money and can make a huge difference leading up to the wedding as well. 3Newlywed Hannah Fox revealed how she kept her wedding festivities organizedCredit: TikTok 3She created a schedule and checklist for freeCredit: TikTok "I'm gonna share one thing that I did on my wedding weekend that made the day, the week leading up to it, everything a freakin' breeze," newly married woman Hannah Fox said in an educational video she posted online. She next revealed that she created a "very detailed timeline on Canva and sent it to everyone in the wedding." This included all friends and family who were involved in the wedding week in any sort of way and could benefit from having all the details on hand. "It took so much stress off of me and my husband because nobody was texting us: 'What do I need to pack? Where do we need to be? What time do pictures start?' Read more...
    My Unorthodox Life star Julia Haart has admitted that she had sex at the Trevi Fountain while surrounded by 'throngs' of tourists, as she opened up about escaping her sheltered Jewish upbringing that forced her to 'recite Psalms' during intercourse. Designer and entrepreneur Haart, now 50, starred in the popular Netflix series last year, which focused on her rise in the fashion industry after she left her strict religious household at age 42. Now, Haart - who is currently embroiled in a nasty divorce from her second husband and Elite World Group CEO, Silvio Scaglia - has shared more intimate details on her journey through her newly released memoir, Brazen, which hit stands on Tuesday. In the book, Haart, who is the co-owner and former CEO of Elite World Group, revealed that she and her ex-boyfriend once had sex in public at a popular tourist spot. Haart said that she and her boyfriend at the time, whom she named only as Lucas, were visiting Italy for a business trip in 2014.  The two were doing some sight seeing and stopped...
    Now is the best time of the year to wander through the woods and listen. In my last column, I wrote about how to learn birdsong — the techniques that make it easy to recognize different species of birds by ear. This week, I’d like to dwell on why to learn birdsong, the ways that this kind of knowledge can enrich your daily life. Nothing makes that plainer than a spring walk in the woods. I recently went for a good long romp at Indian Tree Open Space Preserve in Novato, an underrecognized preserve that goes back and forth between broadleaf woodland and conifer forest. From the moment I reached the trailhead, birds were singing: white-crowned sparrows from a blackberry hedge, a purple finch from a treetop, a recently arrived orange-crowned warbler from somewhere within the woods. The first benefit to listening to birds with just a little dose of knowledge is simply your expanded awareness of the presence of so many living, wild animals all around you. We stepped out of the car and before we laid eyes on...
    mediaphotos | E+ | Getty Images If you still haven't filed your taxes, you're not alone. But if you're worried about the April 18 deadline, it may be time to consider an extension, financial experts say. Nearly one-third of Americans don't file until the last minute, according to a report from IPX 1031, with many waiting because they don't expect a refund or find the process "too stressful and complicated."  Tax season has become increasingly complex, leaving professionals with more work, such as reconciling stimulus payments, advance child tax credits and other pandemic-related changes. More from Smart Tax Planning:Here's a look at more tax-planning news. IRS may tax NFTs, crypto differently. Here's a look Why your refund may be smaller this year Kiss tax breaks for unemployment benefits goodbye "Everything is taking two to three times longer than it should to get a return out the door," said Matt Metras, an enrolled agent and cryptocurrency tax specialist at MDM Financial Services in Rochester, New York. Moreover, many taxpayers didn't receive Form 1099-B, covering profits and losses from brokerage accounts,...
    KEEP your kids busy and your house cleaner than ever. Jessica Silvey calls herself a "lazy mom" in a video she shared on social media explaining how she keeps her house clean with the help of her children. 4One mom shared her hack for keeping her kids entertainedCredit: TikTok/@daycare_mama 4She gives her children a cheap $10 handheld vacuum from the thrift storeCredit: TikTok/@daycare_mama Silvey recommended that you head to your local thrift store and pick up a handheld vacuum. She said that these are super affordable as they are typically priced at around $10. "They're very lightweight," she said, making them perfect for your little ones to carry and push around the house. "Hand them to your child and they will vacuum for hours," said Silvey. READ MORE ON MOM HACKSdeal with it I'm a lazy mom – my kids eat off paper plates so I don't have to do the dishesLAUNDRY SAVER I'm a 'lazy' mom of 3 – My way of doing my kids' laundry saves so much time "You get your house cleaned and your kids entertained...
    A dramatic week in the battle for World Cup qualification lies ahead, with 29 of 32 spots for Qatar this winter set to be determined in the coming days.  The qualification process - which is split between six confederations - has been ongoing since the summer of 2019, but the majority of nations will imminently decide their fate with a number of key clashes ahead.  Some 11 European countries are still battling for three remaining spots, with 10 nations having already qualified, though the process has been extended following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with the latter's clash against Scotland postponed until June.  The 2022 World Cup, which will be the first-ever winter tournament, will be held in Qatar It's not just those in Europe vying for an all-important plane ticket to Qatar, however, with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah to go head-to-head once again as the African sides complete their qualification bids.    Canada meanwhile are on the brink of a historic qualification, while Australia face a fierce battle for an automatic spot.  Sportsmail takes you through the qualification processes...
    AS a mum, there's nothing worse than seeing your baby in discomfort. Whether it's from being over-tired, hungry, or gassy, all you want to do is make them feel better. 2Meredith was shocked by how quick the burp trick worked on her daughterCredit: @mrsstringy That's why one mum has shared her clever trick to get babies to instantly burp, and she claims it works every time. Meredith Rayes posted the video to her TikTok account, mrsstringy, where it went viral with over four million views. She wrote in the caption: "Goodbye back pats. "This works every time & makes her burp like a full-grown man." READ MORE PARENTING STORIESSTICK TO IT Mum's lollipop stick idea means she's never stuck keeping kids entertainedROCK-A-BYE I’m a mum & found a song proven to put screaming babies to sleep every time The mum demonstrated the hack in her video and said it was one of the best things she has learnt from TikTok. She holds her daughter on her leg and presses her hand on her back to make sure her daughter...
    Getty Images If you didn't put the maximum amount of money into an individual retirement account or health savings account last year, you still have about one month to do so for 2021. The deadline for 2021 contributions is April 18, 2022, the same day individual tax returns are due. For those who can afford it, saving for a previous tax year in these accounts makes a lot of sense. "You always want to take advantage if you have the money," said Ed Slott, CPA and founder of Ed Slott and Company. More from Invest in You:Want to give your finances a spring cleaning? First, get organizedHere's what to know about managing your debt in retirementWant to find financial success? Here's how to get started Invest in an IRAOne place where you can contribute now and have it count it towards the 2021 tax year is an IRA. These accounts allow people to save outside of employer-sponsored 401(k) or 403(b) plans. People with earned income can contribute up to $6,000 in a traditional or Roth IRA for 2021. Taxpayers who...
    SNAPCHAT has finally introduced a feature that users have repeatedly demanded for years. The private chat app will allow people to change their username for the first time in its 10 year history. 2"We all change," Snapchat tells usersCredit: Snap Platform owner Snap said the move is designed to help those who have "grown and changed", particularly trans and non-binary users. But Snapchatters will only be allowed to switch to a new handle once per year. And anyone thinking of going for usernames previously used by someone with a big following, think again, as you'll only be able to create completely new ones. Old usernames you've already used yourself way back are also off limits. The feature is available to both iOS and Android users, and won't affect things like friendships, Snap code and Memories. "Username Change is one of the most highly requested features from our community, and one that we know is incredibly important for so many Snapchatters," the company said. Most read in TechSNOW WAY Incredible Snow Moon visible in the sky THIS WEEK; what time and...
    DAME Cressida Dick’s decision to resign as Metropolitan Police Commissioner comes not a moment too soon. In my view she is the epitome of everything that is wrong with policing today. 3Cressida Dick is the epitome of everything that is wrong with policing today and has presided over scandal after scandalCredit: AFP It’s nothing personal. I’ve spoken to her and she’s a pleasant woman. But under her command the Met has become far too woke and not focused enough on what should be its primary concern — fighting crime. I wish more effort was put into aiding the victims of burglaries and violence than box-ticking politically correct initiatives. On Dame Cressida’s watch, the force has played politics while the public lost faith that the Met were arresting the bad guys. The crime statistics speak for themselves. Between January and December last year, the Met had what’s called a sanction detection rate of just 3.8 per cent for house burglaries. Most read in NewsHORROR FIND 'Cops find man dismembering decapitated girlfriend' after 'fight turns deadly'BABY STANDOFF Nine cops hurt, woman and...
    ALTHOUGH not all previous relationships are left on good terms, there are a few former partners who tend to stick around for you. A WOMAN has revealed how she called her ex-boyfriend for some life guidance and how he actually ended up providing her with significant advice. 4A woman reached out to her ex-boyfriend for some life adviceCredit: Getty 4He advised her to set up a routine to get back in shapeCredit: Getty Former Bachelor contestant, Caila Quinn Burrello, shared on her blog how she learned the three keys to adulting. She admitted to having called her ex-boyfriend, which had been the second serious relationship she ever had at the time. She described him as "a mature businessman." She referred to him as Mr.Fix It. Looking for a little guidance, she got him on the phone. And asked him: "What do you think is missing in my life? How can I better myself?" His response gave her the three things which had been missing from her life. Most read in LifestyleOH MY POD! Joe Rogan SAVAGES Meghan,...
    A TODDLER'S schedule should not be up for negotiation. One mother shared her helpful tips for keeping her toddler on task – and you can do it too. 4A parenting expert shared how to get your toddler to complete their daily tasksCredit: tiktok/motherhoodandmontessori 4Instead of asking your toddler to wash their hands, tell them: 'It's time to wash your hands'Credit: tiktok/motherhoodandmontessori Mother and parenting expert, who goes by @motherhoodandmontessori on social media, showed viewers exactly how to get toddlers to complete their daily tasks in a video shared to her page. She said that when it comes to completing tasks that must be done, don't give your child the option to refuse. The parenting expert said to use the statement: "It's time to..." instead of asking: "Do you want to?" "STOP asking your child non-negotiables," she wrote. Instead of asking: "Do you want to brush your teeth?" she said to tell your child: "It's time to brush your teeth." With this method, you're not making it an option for them to say no to something they...
    WHO DOESN’T love a cheeky McDonald's?! Whether you get a Big Mac, a Chicken Mayo or a Filet-O-Fish, it’s highly likely that you’ll be getting a side of fries to go with it. 2A McDonald's worker has taken to TikTok to share what she claims the employees do to ration friesCredit: TikTok/@nnennaaaaa6 But one American McDonald’s worker has taken to TikTok to reveal what she claims the workers do to ration your fries. And it’s safe to say that we are in shock. Now, there is no suggestion here that this is a McDonald’s company policy, this is just what an employee has claimed.  The TikToker posted the video with the caption ‘shhhhh’.  She explained “how we make our large fries” and claimed that they “don’t open the cardboard all the way.”  The McDonald’s employee said that this “saves more fries for others” and reduces the amount of fries you get if you order a large. Most read in LifestyleIT'S ON Prince Andrew demands JURY trial over rape claims as he issues defiant denialNO GOING BACK Harry faces 'final nail...
    A WOMAN has recalled the hilariously embarrassing time a date asked if she wanted to do tequila slaps - with a very unexpected end. Earlier this year, TikTok user Call Me Loop explained in a viral video: "I was getting an Uber to a house party of this Hinge guy I’d never met before - 45 minute Uber. 2One woman had TikTok viewers in stitches as she shared the tale of her disastrous dateCredit: Tiktok/@callmeloop "Already questionable from me I know but I was a bit drunk and my friends were egging me on." On the way to meet her date, she texted him asking him to have a drink ready, as she needed some dutch courage. "He was like, ‘Sure shall we do tequila slaps?’ And I was like, I don’t know what that is but ok," she laughed. "I arrive and he’s stood outside with two mugs of tequila shots. Bear in mind I’ve gone a long way to meet this guy, never met him before and also he doesn’t really look like his...
    A MUM who makes her sons do 12,000 steps per day in order to earn video game time at the weekend has defended her parenting method. The woman took to TikTok to share a clip of her son on the treadmill, trying to get to his daily step count. 2A mum has taken to TikTok to share her way of getting her kids to earn their video game time at the weekendCredit: TikTok "12,000 steps per day to earn video game play time on the weekend," she wrote on top of the video. She quickly attracted comments from other parents criticising her for the move. "Ok go walk with him around a park then. not this," one person wrote, while another added: "Things he will talk about in therapy." However, the mum hit back to that comment, writing: "Like how he asked me to get on after I just finished. "I don’t force him on the treadmill, but yes, if he wants to play video games he has to be active." She also added a...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s a victory Tuesday in Pittsburgh after Ben Roethlisberger took the field for one last time at Heinz Field. It was an emotional night at Heinz Field on Monday night as Steeler Nation gathered for Roethlisberger’s last appearance in front of the home fans. (Photo Credit: Rich Walsh/KDKA) Just about this time last year, everyone was wondering if Big Ben was going to hang it up following the Steelers’ devastating playoff loss to Cleveland. In the end, Roethlisberger came back for one last run. The season certainly hasn’t gone the way the Steelers wanted, but Monday night was one game to put all of that aside — and give Big Ben and Steelers fans a chance to celebrate his career with the black and gold. Related stories: Steelers Secure 15th Straight Non-Losing Season Under Head Coach Mike Tomlin Ben Roethlisberger Takes Victory Lap After Final Game At Heinz Field T.J. Watt Records 4 Sacks Against Browns, One Away From Tying NFL Single-Season Record Ben Roethlisberger Leads Steelers To Win Over Browns In Possibly His Final...
    We are all subject to its whims and impulses, from the tummy butterflies of that first flush to the physical pain of its withdrawal. We all know its unique power to shape the parent-child relationship and, if we’re lucky, we’ve felt its gentle warmth as we’ve looked at the face of a friend. Even a fluffy one. But what do we really know about love? The poets have long given us their thoughts, but now science is getting in on the act too. Thanks to ever-improving technology, modern scientists are able to look inside the human — and non-human — brain to find answers to some of our oldest questions on all things amorous. They can pinpoint the neurochemicals that form the very foundations of love, calculate the equations that add up to sexual attraction, and even suggest a scientific basis for why your husband forgets your wedding anniversary. Now Oxford University anthropologist Anna Machin has scoured the studies and spoken to the leading experts for a new book, called Why We Love. So read on for all you ever...
    "During the prelims, she set a new pool and meet record in the 500 free. In the finals she swam more than 12 seconds faster, finishing in first place with a time of 4:34.06. That time is currently the best in the country in the event. Her mark was also a new program record," Penn Athletics noted. According to the NCAA, in order to compete on a women's team without shifting it to a mixed team status, a transgender female must undergo one year of testosterone suppression treatment. “When I have kids, I kinda hope they’re all boys because if I have any girls that want to play sports in college, good luck. [Their opponents] are all going to be biological men saying that they’re women,” the female teammate said. “Right now we have one, but what if we had three on the team? There’d be three less girls competing.” Transgender ideology remains a topic of signifiant cultural contention, with debates over issues such as whether biological males who identify as females should be permitted to utilize women's restrooms...
    ONE wife is explaining why NOT to wait until marriage to have sex for the first time after having a bad experience on her wedding night. Laci, from the US, said that she was raised in a "purity culture" but explains why this ruined her sex life for years. 2Laci is warning people not to do what she didCredit: TikTok/@laci_bean/ Taking to her TikTok account, the wife was replying to another man's post which said: "I just want to say that waiting until marriage to have sex for the first time is a really bad idea." Posting under the domain @laci_bean, Laci said: "I could not agree with him more. Let's get a little vulnerable." "I grew up in the 90s where purity culture was like ALL the rage. There was even a point where I was like 'I'm not even gonna kiss until marriage.' Well, my husband and I did 'technically' wait until marriage" she added. Laci explained that she did have some sexual experience with her boyfriend but the pair did not have sex before their wedding...
    West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is forcing Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to pump the breaks on his goal of passing President Joe Biden's $1.75 trillion social and climate reform package by Christmas. In a letter sent to colleagues on Monday, Schumer again told lawmakers that the Build Back Better bill needs to pass by the end of the month.  And despite the legislative calendar ending at the end of this week, Schumer warned of 'more long days and nights, and potentially weekends' as the clock ticks down on several big items Congress needs to pass before year's end. 'Now that the House has passed the reconciliation bill, our goal in the Senate is to pass the legislation before Christmas and get it to the president’s desk,' Schumer wrote.  'Of course, there are other priorities we plan to address before the end of the year as well, including voting rights, debt limit, NDAA, among others.' Manchin, who opposes a paid family leave provision passed in the House's version, was asked about the letter and appeared hesitant to jump on...
    MANCHESTER UNITED legend Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Bryan Robson was his greatest captain - be cause he 'had the balls' to stand up to him. Steve Bruce, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Nemanja Vidic all led Fergie's teams during some real glory years at Old Trafford. 3Sir Alex Ferguson joined a host of club legends to celebrate the release of a film about the legendary Bryan Robson 3Fergie has described Robson as his greatest ever captain But Robson stands out as the most inspired of leaders according to the most decorated manager of all time. Speaking at a question and answer session to promote a new film about the classy midfielder, Fergie explained: "He was easily the best captain I had. I think over the period he was at United, he was the best player. "The players loved him. They responded to him and he was the longest-serving captain in my time anyway. “It’s difficult for a captain because sometimes he has to tell the truth to players, you know? "The encouragement he’s got to give them...
    A FRANTIC bride has revealed her wedding makeup horror story – and she posted it online as it was happening. In the video, the woman can be seen sobbing as a bridesmaid drives her to her sisters’ location to fix the unsatisfactory bridal look.  4A bride was hoping to get her makeup redone after her makeup artist botched the jobCredit: TikTok 4The bride said she had an anxiety attack because she was so upsetCredit: TikTok “Hey guys, so this is my anxiety attack because this is my wedding makeup,” the bride said, showing a bold silver eyeshadow look and foundation wiped away by tear marks on her cheeks. “We literally paid so much to look like grandmas,” the bridesmaid driving the car chimed in. “We’re about to go and take all of this off … she asked for silver eyeshadow and she got blue eyeshadow!” The bride also appeared to have red blotches on her chest from her anxiety attack.  “A dead person would not even want this in a coffin! They would stand up and say get the f***...
    (CNN)At some point in our lives, we all snore. A cold or allergy can block nasal passages, a few drinks too close to bed will automatically relax tongue, palate and throat muscles -- and before we know it, we're unconsciously forcing air past those soft tissues, causing vibrations that escape as a snore. Sleep with your pet? How that may affect you (and your pet)"Snoring can be normal and not something to worry about," said sleep specialist Rebecca Robbins, an instructor in the division of sleep medicine for Harvard Medical School. But snoring can also be a key sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder in which people actually stop breathing for 10 seconds or more at a time. "When it's loud, raucous snoring, or it's interrupted by pauses in breathing, that's where we start to get concerned," Robbins said.It's estimated that at least 25 million Americans and 936 million people worldwide may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, with many more undiagnosed. Read More'It can be very, very scary'It's called "obstructive" sleep apnea because unlike central sleep apnea...
    PSAKI: "The President wants to make fundamental change in our economy and he feels coming out of the Pandemic is ex… https://t.co/rOxwrzyswD — Benny (@Benny) 1634064095.0 Orchestrating fundamental change for America may be a new talking point from the Biden administration. Psaki, in fact, used that language several times during the press briefing. When asked earlier in the briefing about legislative negotiations, Psaki said of Biden, "No matter how you cut it, though, his view is we can still do something historic and that will fundamentally change the economy for the American people." Later, Psaki said the administration's priority in passing a massive spending bill is to "make some fundamental changes." Still later, Psaki said the goal of the Biden administration, once Congress acts on government funding and the debt ceiling, is to initiate fundamental change in America. "And then we can move forward on key components of the president's agenda that will fundamentally change the economy and make the lives of so many people in this country better," she said.
    WE'RE living in a modern age where women are no longer expected to do all the cooking and cleaning and men are no longer the sole breadwinners. Well that's what one woman thought when she asked her husband to help out a bit more around the house as was told he didn't believe it's his place to tidy. 1The upset woman took to Reddit to explain that her husband didn't think it was his job to help around the houseCredit: Getty - Contributor The upset woman took to Reddit, to explain that she works seven days a week to maintain her start-up business and her partner works in a cinema. A while her fella was fine to chip in around the house while the cinema was closed for the pandemic, he's now decided he doesn't want to help out as he's back at work. Writing on Reddit, she said: “The chore dynamic at home was always heavily skewed; I'm very neat and like cooking, so I handled the lion's share of chores on top of my job. "After...
    FROM the second they get home from school, it's basically impossible to get our kids off their games consoles - except to break for dinner of course. So in order to get them to do their homework and chores, we usually have to resort to some sort of bargaining - that is, until now. 1The clever dad hid the Xbox power cord from his kids so they'd do their choresCredit: Facebook That's right, one clever dad might have just cracked this whole parenting thing thanks to a cheeky note which keeps his kids in line. Instead of just trusting they'll do their chores when asked, the parent gets his children to send a photo when they've completed each task. The note - which was shared on the Facebook group Family Lowdown Tips & Ideas - reads: "Unload and reload the dishwasher - then take a pic of it. "Then walk the dog and take a pic of it." FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED Only when they've completed these tasks will the dad allow the...
    During one of the busiest seasons for sports radio in South Carolina, Tim Hill finds himself searching for a new job rather than breaking down college football games. The 43-year-old veteran sports broadcaster is out at South Carolina’s 107.5 The Game after refusing to get vaccinated against Covid-19, despite a mandate from the station’s parent company, Cumulus Media. “I’ve been fired from Cumulus Media,” Hill announced in a Twitter video. “I couldn’t say anything on the radio, my last show was Friday, but I’ve been fired for not following their vaccine policy. I submitted a religious exemption and was denied. Offered multiple solutions, all of those were denied. Never thought it would come to this and am pretty sad.” An update pic.twitter.com/tUbEyvTyjE — Tim Hill (@TimHillSC) October 11, 2021 Hill reiterated that the decision did not come from 107.5 The Game and was instead handed down by the station’s parent company. The sports host new this was coming considering Cumulus announced their policy. Cumulus reopened all of their offices and studios to full capacity on Oct. 11, but...
    (CNN)For nearly six hours on Monday, the world experienced a forced break from Facebook's social networking tools. We lived to tell the tale. But how did we feel in the process?Although relatively short, the Facebook outage showed "how reliant we are on social media in different ways to distract ourselves, to escape, to connect, to cope with anxiety and stress," according to Ian Kerner, a marriage and family therapist.When people can't scroll and post as they usually do, Kerner said they can become bored and vulnerable to difficult emotions and stressors -- sometimes without knowing how to cope with them. "People find that they are alone with their own thoughts. And they're a little bit of a stranger to themselves in a way. Prior to social media, I think we were much better at being on our own, finding ways to engage ourselves and remain curious," Kerner added. Read MoreA sense of reliefThe collective nature of the outage had some of Kerner's clients feeling liberated, he said. "People definitely have a fear of missing out," Kerner explained. Losing or breaking...
    YOU have been chopping onions wrong this whole time - and that's ok. Let us teach you how it's truly done. 3A DIY expert revealed how to chop an onion easilyCredit: TikTok/Kelly Bazzle 3This ensured similar cuts throughoutCredit: TikTok/Kelly Bazzle Kelly Bazzle, who shares DIY videos on her social media platform, posted a video where she revealed the right way to cut up some onions. The TikTok star proceeded to peel her onion and cut off the ends to have it sit on her cutting table. Tucking her fingers into the onion, she then sliced the onion across and down, making sure to not sink her knife in too deeply and cut the whole way. Once she had created her design, she cut off "slices" of the onion, little square pieces spreading on the wooden table. She revealed this is the perfect method to chop onions for chilis and soups, but you can use it for any meal that requires chopped onions. Most read in LifestyleSLIM CHANCE Sarah Ferguson says Royals move as 'unit' as...
    WE can all agree that fighting with your partner can ruin your day and even your week. Fights will always be about who is right and who is wrong – and this therapist has revealed the secret to always coming out on top. 3A therapist revealed how to win every argument with your partnerCredit: @therapyden/tiktok 3It's all about connecting and not about proving who is right or wrongCredit: @therapyden/tiktok Jeff Guenther, who runs the TikTok account TherapyDen, explained in a video that couples usually fight "over really silly s**t." After dramatizing a fight between a couple where the husband spent too much time looking at t-shirts and the wife tried to rush him out, he explained what needed to be done. "What needs to happen is that one of them needs to stop being right and instead, be connected," he revealed. "You've probably heard that before but that's how you win every fight." He continued: "When you're the person who stopped trying to be right, ignore any bashing that may come and keep focusing on being connected....
    DEAR HARRIETTE: I’ve just been fired for the first time in my life. Harriette Cole  I was fired for something trivial, but I’d rather not explain that in upcoming interviews. Can I lie to potential employers and tell them that I was not fired? From my experience, new employers almost never call the previous job to check. White Lie DEAR WHITE LIE: You do not need to volunteer that you were fired from your job, but it is not smart to lie. Instead, talk about what you learned from the job and how you benefited from working there. If asked why you left, you can say it was time to go. Ultimately, it wasn’t the right fit. You are looking for something different for your life and career. Make sure that you do not include anyone from that job on your references. Instead, choose individuals who will sing your praises rather than someone who might reveal a flaw in your performance or character. Related Articles Harriette Cole: My boyfriend let this man disrespect me. Should I dump him? ...
    WHEN deep cleaning your home, do you also clean your coffee maker? And no, not just the coffee pot but the machine itself. You most likely aren't which is why this expert reveals how to deep clean it every other week. 5Cleaning expert revealed you've most likely been cleaning your coffee maker all wrongCredit: TikTok/problemsolved 5You can use denture tablets to clean the insideCredit: TikTok/problemsolved The TikTok star behind the account Problem Solved posed a head-scratching question to his followers when he said: "You clean your coffee pot, but when was the last time you cleaned your coffee maker? "It's easy and cheap with just denture tablets. These things are super handy to clean way more than just dentures," he revealed in his video. "Fill the water tank up and add one or two tablets, then let those completely dissolve. "Denture tablets are going to be great to remove bacteria from the inside of your coffee machine and descale. "Traditional cleaning kits can be kinda expensive but these denture tablets are dirt cheap." He then revealed that this hack...
    FOUR in five American parents have agreed it’s harder to raise children today than when they were growing up, according to new research. The survey polled 2,000 American parents of school-aged children to see how they handle their kids in today’s digital age and found 80 percent agreed parenting is more challenging than 30 years ago due to the role technology plays in our everyday lives. 3Parents have admitted that they worry about their kids' obsession with techCredit: Getty 3They believe kids grow up faster with the presence of techCredit: Getty Eighty-six percent of parents polled also agreed that kids “grow up” much faster today thanks to tech. Parents shared their kids received their first internet-connected device at just seven years old. Just under a quarter of respondents (23 percent) even said they gave their child access to the web between the ages of three and five. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Smith Micro Software, the survey found that kids are spending an average of 43 percent of their free time on some type of internet-connected device – and the...
    (CNN)"3, 2, 1, ready or not, here I come!"Children race through the park, soaking in the sun while they search for their next hiding spot in the latest round of hide-and-seek. When that playtime can happen, it's often the best part of a child's day.That all counts as exercise for kids. And while it comes naturally to some children, many others would prefer to spend hours scrolling through YouTube videos or binge-watching the latest television show. During the pandemic, children are getting as little as two hours of exercise per week, according to a study published in the journal Obesity. It's important for parents to teach children the benefits of exercise from an early age, said Dr. Nick Edwards, sports medicine pediatrician and associate professor at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The keys to staying connected to your kids this pandemic school yearRead More"It is never too early to teach the concept that we need to regularly move our bodies to stay healthy -- just as we teach children at a young age about what kind of foods we...
    Sturti | Getty Images Women are more worried than men when it comes to saving enough for retirement. The coronavirus pandemic hasn't helped. Some 60% of women said they were concerned they wouldn't be able to achieve a financially secure retirement, according to a February 2021 survey from the National Institute on Retirement Security. That's compared with 51% of men (still a daunting number) who said the same. Women were also more likely to say that an employer-sponsored plan alone wasn't enough to save for retirement, according to the survey. Women also said that saving for retirement has only gotten harder, citing things such as the rising costs of long-term care, wage stagnation, lack of pensions, greater debt and little help when it comes to saving for retirement. "When you look at women's views towards retirement, they are a bit more pessimistic about their own situations and also the ability of others to save enough for retirement," said Dan Doonan, executive director of the National Institute on Retirement Security. "They also seem to have a better handle on the fact that retirement's...
    Ethan Miller/Getty Images The comedy world is mourning “one of the all time greats,” Norm Macdonald, who passed away at 61 on Tuesday after a private battle with cancer. Deadline first reported the news, alongside a statement from his friend and longtime producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra. “He was most proud of his comedy. He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him,” read the statement. “Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly.” Macdonald, who was best known for his time on Saturday Night Live, was honored with similar tributes from fellow comedians, many of whom flooded Twitter to share their favorite jokes, his best late-night moments, and their personal memories. “My dear friend Norm MacDonald passed after a brave 10 year battle,” wrote Jim Carrey. “He was one of our most precious gems. An honest and courageous comedy genius. I love him.” Others pointed to Macdonald’s ability to...
    HAS your child started school but you are worried they haven’t got any friends? An educational psychologist shared her top tips for navigating this tricky time… 2If your child hasn't made any friends at school, don't panic as there are a number of tips you can tryCredit: Getty - Contributor Don’t call school Speaking to Metro, Dr Clare Daly said you should never ring a school and ask them to move your child to another class if they aren’t with their best friend. She said: “Your child will have relationships with other children that can be developed and there will be reasons why children have been assigned to that class. It will be a great opportunity for your child to start conversations with others.” She said if they really are close pals, the bond will survive outside the classroom. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED Don’t worry if their old best friends make new friends Dr Clare said that kids should be described as “best friends for now”, and you shouldn’t worry if friendships shift....
    The father of Virginia Roberts has called on Prince Andrew to be jailed because he 'needs to know what it's like to be held accountable'. Sky Roberts says the Royal 'thinks he can do whatever he wants' and should face justice for allegedly sexually assaulting Ms Roberts when she was a teenager. Andrew vehemently denies the allegation. A pre-trial hearing in her civil action is set to take place today in New York but Andrew's lawyers are considering boycotting it, claiming the legal papers were not properly served.
    (CNN)After witnessing the earth-shattering 9/11 attacks on US soil, many of us felt we would never be the same again. The world order had somehow changed, and so had we as Americans. Soon, thousands of US soldiers would be deployed to Afghanistan in pursuit of a set of illusory goals --often unclear to the long-suffering people of that distant country, the American public and even American and allied leaders.Although President Joe Biden claimed on August 16 that the US military operation in Afghanistan was only ever focused on counterterrorism and "was never supposed to have been nation building," this assertion contradicts statements made by then President George W. Bush and by Biden himself as a US senator -- before he changed his mind as vice president during the Obama administration. Keith MageeAlmost 20 years after 9/11, to the despair of many Afghans, Kabul is back under the control of the Taliban, hardline Islamists. There is little doubt that they will reimpose their brutal version of Sharia, or Islamic law. After the chaotic, at times violent withdrawal from Afghanistan, this...
    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Rita Volk, 31; Shaun White, 35; Omi, 35; Garrett Hedlund, 37. Shaun White  / AFP PHOTO / Angela WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images  Happy Birthday: Volunteer work will lift your spirits and connect you to someone who has something to offer. Direct the changes you make into something that adds knowledge and skills to your qualifications. The more you do to diversify, the easier it will be to fulfill your dreams. Kindness and consideration will help a partnership going through changes due to emotional or health problems. Your numbers are 7, 15, 21, 28, 34, 42, 46. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep your thoughts to yourself. Make changes at home that will add to your comfort. A creative pursuit will keep you occupied and encourage you to pursue something you enjoy that has the potential to bring in extra cash as well. 5 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Maintain secrecy regarding your intentions. Keep everyone guessing in order to avoid interference. Putter around the house and make your place convenient for what you want to pursue. Physical...
    HANDLING a tantrum can often be easier when it's coming from a toddler or even a child, but no one tells you what to do when it's a baby. This mom showed a very intimate moment when her baby, who was being cradled in her arms, suddenly turned on her. 4A mom shared the moment her baby tried to hit her for attentionCredit: Tiktok / @mamamania27 4The baby is just 8-months-oldCredit: Tiktok / @mamamania27 In her video titled Correcting Hitting, Megan was holding her 8-month-old son while she read. The tot was sitting on the counter while she held him close when suddenly, he turned to her and hit her square in the face with the bag of food. He continued to hit her, demanding her attention, until she grabbed his chubby hand in hers. She told him: "I won't let you hit me," adding that this setting a boundary between them. The green-haired mom then grabbed his bag of food and hit it against the counter, while he stared at it. Most read in LifestyleROYAL RUMBLE...
    A WOMAN has revealed she rewards her husband for doing chores by allowing him to play video games once he's done, but now she's growing "resentful". Posting on Reddit, the woman, 27, explained that her husband doesn't work, doesn't clean and only spend his time playing video games. 1A woman is growing resentful of her husband, who is refusing to help out with choresCredit: Getty She said that when she first met her 27-year-old partner, he was a student who focused on studying rather than getting a job but now that he's finished college, he has "refused" to find work. "I tried talking to him about helping out around the house but he claims he forgets. When I suggest putting chores on the refrigerator he says it's demeaning," she explained. "The thing is I have access to the internet as I pay all the bills. I could in theory shut off his internet until chores get done but I feel that's what you do with children." The solution the woman came up with was "paying" her husband with video...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Eligible Minnesotans who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on July 30 or later can now submit their requests for the $100 vaccination rewards program. On Wednesday, Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced the opening of the request form. READ MORE: Man, 19, Arrested After Allegedly Shooting At SUV With Young Children Inside “If you are still waiting to get your vaccine, this is your chance to get $100 just for rolling up your sleeves,” Walz said. “We face a critical juncture in the pandemic – the Delta variant is pushing cases up across the country, including right here in Minnesota. As we head into the fall and kids go back to school, the best tool we have to fight COVID-19 is any of the three safe, free, and highly effective vaccines. Now is the time to get your shot, and get $100, Minnesota.” The form will remain open for submissions until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15. “For those who are eligible to get vaccinated but haven’t yet...
    If you need to record the screen of your Windows 10 computer while you are doing something, there are several ways and programs that will help you to get what appears on your desktop to be translated into a file in your storage. It may be that you want to create a video tutorial of a new program, that you want to show someone how something specific is done on the PC or that you simply want to save what is happening at that very moment on your monitor. Whatever the situation, the truth is that there are several programs that can do this with very good results and even Windows 10 itself gives us a fairly effective solution. To record what happens on our computer most of the time we will use programs, although, as we will see below, Windows 10 can also help us perfectly thanks to an addition that you may not know about. Ways to record screen: Record with Windows 10 The function Windows 10 game bar It includes a way to record the screen of...
    Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, recently announced that she may return to the political arena, this time in a bid for Senate in 2022 against incumbent Lisa Murkowski. 'If God wants me to do it I will,' Palin told a conservative Christian crowd on July 22 in Pasadena, California, after New Apostolic Reformation leader Ché Ahn asked her if she was planning on running for the Senate seat.  'What I would do if I were to announce is say you know what, you guys better be there for me this time because a lot of people weren't there for me last time and that's why characterization-wise, I got clobbered,' Palin said.  Palin, 57, also defended her decision to hand the reigns to Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell when she resigned as governor after three years in 2009. She said holds the same conservative values that she does and would continue her legacy.  Scroll down for video  Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, recently announced that she may run for Senate in 2022 in Alaska against incumbent Lisa...
    (CNN)It has been months since Covid-19 vaccines were made available to most of the US population and things are looking much more like they did early in the pandemic: cases are surging, events are being postponed and restrictions are back. CDCs new masking guidance prompted by science that emerged in just the last several days, Walensky saysThe culprit is the insufficient rate of vaccinations, and a solution may be to mandate that people take action to protect themselves and their community, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a member of the US Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory committee, Dr. Paul Offit said."We've hit a wall," Offit told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Wednesday. "We've gotten to the point where you have to compel people to do the right thing."Initial enthusiasm to get vaccinated has dwindled and many who haven't done so express hesitancy or resistance to getting vaccinated. Currently, 49.3% of the US population is fully vaccinated, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- a far cry from the 70...